Hough will join returning judges
Hough has been a guest judge on the series before, most recently in April.
The professional dancers for the new season have already been announced. They are
Hough has used her dancing fame to leap into motion pictures, however she hasn't had the best of luck with projects. Her filmography includes the Christina Aguiler-Cher fiasco "Burlesque" and the "
She's had more luck in music, where her debut album topped Billboard's country music chart in 2008.
Hough has just finished a North American dance tour with her brother called Move Live on Tour. The pair are also developing a series for Starz set in the world of international competitive ballroom dancing called "Blackpool."
The celebrities that will compete in the upcoming season of "DWTS" will be announced on